The Ultimate Guide to The World’s Top Hotel Brands and Their Properties

Living in today’s noisy world of hotel mergers and acquisitions*, we thought it may be a good idea to present a look at the world’s top hotel brands and their properties in order to comprehensively understand the landscape hospitality professionals operate within daily.

Continue reading to discover the breadth of properties associated with Hilton Hotel and Resorts, Hyatt Hotel Corporation, Starwood, Marriott, IHG and Wyndham.

Athenee Palace Hilton Hotel in Bucharest, Romania

  • Hilton Hotel and Resorts

Mission Statement: Hilton’s (NASDAQ: HLT) mission is to be the preeminent global hospitality company — the first choice of guests, team members, and owners alike.

Total Properties: Globally 4,200 hotels in 93 countries and territories

Rewards Program: HHonors

Brand Breakdown:

Waldorf Astoria

About: Each hotel and resort offers guests world-class style, unparalleled service, and the exquisite accommodations and signature accoutrements that define luxury.
Total Properties:

Conrad Hotels & Resorts

About: Conrad Hotels and Resorts promises our guest stylish accommodations, seamless service, infinite connections, and value at sought after, urban locations and luxury resort destinations.

Total Properties: 23


About: Canopy by Hilton is the hotel brand that creates “a positive stay” with its simple, guest-directed service and thoughtful, local choices.

Total Properties: 11 Locations planned


About: Curio is a collection of independent, remarkable hotels whose only unifying characteristic is their glorious individuality. Each hotel is hand-picked for its distinct character and personality, appealing to passionate travelers seeking local discovery.

Total Properties: 18


About: It all starts with a warm chocolate chip cookie, simple touch that sets the tone to create a rewarding experience for a guest’s entire stay. DoubleTree by Hilton understands that doing the little things well can mean everything.

Total Properties: 400+

Embassy Suites

About: At Embassy Suites Hotels, we anticipate travelers’ needs and deliver what matters most

Total Properties: 217

Garden Inn

About: Hilton Garden Inn is the award-winning, upscale, yet affordable hotel brand that enables travelers to discover and connect while on the road.

Total Properties: 614


About: Hampton is about celebration and diversity–embracing local culture and giving guests a true experience during their stay, one that is filled with local flavor and wrapped in the beauty that is Hamptonality.

Total Properties: 2,000

Homewood Suites

About: Homewood Suites by Hilton offers a unique approach to longer stays allowing guests to stay in their routine while traveling for business or leisure.

Total Properties: 358

Home2 Suites

About: Home2 Suites by Hilton is an innovative, modern approach to mid-scale extended stay travel.

Total Properties: 45

Hyatt Regency New Orleans

  • Hyatt Hotel Corporation

Mission Statement: Hyatt’s (NASDAQ: H) mission is to provide authentic hospitality by making a difference in the lives of the people we touch every day.

Total Properties: 549

Rewards Program: Hyatt Gold Passport

Brand Breakdown:

Park Hyatt

About: Park Hyatt, located in premier city-centre locations, are designed for the individual traveler seeking personalized service, gourmet dining, exceptional concierge services, unparalleled business amenities and luxurious small meeting and event facilities.

Total Properties: 38


About: Andaz properties reflect the unique personality of each locale, and are dedicated to creating inspiring and vibrant living spaces where travelers can indulge in their own personal sense of comfort and style with attentive and unscripted service.

Total Properties: 12

Grand Hyatt

About: Grand Hyatt hotels provide global travelers with luxurious accommodations and spas, dramatic architecture, multiple exceptional restaurants and bars, and state-of-the-art technology to create memorable experiences in gateway cities and magnificent resort locations.

Total Properties: 42

Hyatt Hotels

About: Hyatt Hotels, located in prime destinations and business districts, offer an intimate environment for travelers eager to experience the local flair. Guests enjoy personalized service and modern comfort in rooms and locally-inspired restaurant/bars.

Total Properties: 30

Hyatt Regency

About: Hyatt Regency hotels and resorts located in leading destinations worldwide, feature innovative guestroom designs, extensive meeting facilities, energizing restaurants and bars; all the ensure every guest will find the right space to connect to whomever and whatever matters most.

Total Properties: 141

Hyatt Place

About: Hyatt Place combines style, innovation and 24/7 convenience to create a perfectly seamless stay with every modern comfort you deserve.

Total Properties: 209

Hyatt House

About: HYATT house offers upscale home comfort for extended stay guests to make them feel more like residents.

Total Properties: 58

Hyatt Zilara

About: The Hyatt Zilara is an adults-only all inclusive resort that creates endless opportunities to live in the moment.

Total Properties: 1

Hyatt Ziva

About: Hyatt Ziva all inclusive resorts capture the fun and excitement of a beach vacation. Guests of all ages discover new things, bond in new ways and enjoy a welcoming staff all in the beauty of local culture and authentic culinary delights.

Total Properties: 1

Hyatt Residence Club

About: A collection of generously appointed luxury residences in exclusive destinations, it’s an enticing alternative to a vacation or second home.

Total Properties: 26

Four Points by Sheraton in Taicang China

  • Starwood Hotels

Company Values: As of 2014, Starwood Hotels (NASDAQ: HOT) does not have a formal mission statement, but they are vocal in expressing their company values:

  • Go the Extra Step by taking actions that build lasting connections and loyalty.
  • Play as a Team by working globally and across all teams in the company.
  • Do the Right Thing by using good judgment, respecting our communities, associates, owners, partners and the environment.

Total Properties: 1,200

Rewards Program: Starwood Preferred Guest

Brand Breakdown:

Le Meridien

About: Authentic locations and inspiring cultures are the backdrop to an exclusive selection of hotels and resorts in over fifty countries.

Total Properties: 96


About: Aloft SM delivers a fresh, fun and fulfilling reinvention of the travel experience.

Total Properties: 85

Four Points by Sheraton

About: Get everything you’re looking for with style and service you want, all at a great price.

Total Properties: 297


About: Westin Hotels & Resorts are designed to engage the senses in a soothing atmosphere. Recharge in energizing cities and refresh at resorts worldwide.

Total Properties: 200

The Luxury Collection

About: All hotels within The Luxury Collection, some centuries old, are recognized as being among the world’s finest. In renowned cities and resort destinations, The Luxury Collection provides an exceptional experience.

Total Properties: 102

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W Hotels

About: Experience the perfect balance of both style and soul with W Hotels. While you’re with us you’ll delight in signature restaurants, iconic design, select spa treatment with Bliss, our exclusive Whatever/Whenever service and more.

Total Properties: 72

Sheraton Hotels & Resorts

About: Sheraton Hotels & Resorts welcomes guests in all corners of the world–from Australia to Uruguay. From full-service hotels to relaxing resorts, Sheraton enables you to connect to your location and to those back home.

Total Properties: 522

St. Regis

About: An impeccable staff, offering flawless and discreet service, ensures an extraordinary stay at St. Regis Hotels & Resorts.

Total Properties: 51


About: A renewing haven for the road-weary traveler, element SM transforms the extended stay experience by providing guests with a space to live their lives as they wish, at their own pace.

Total Properties: 43

Milan Marriott Hotel

  • Marriott

Vision Statement: As of 2014, Marriott (NASDAQ: MAR) does not have a formal mission statement, but their vision statement reads, “To be the #1 hospitality company in the world.”

Total Properties: 3,900

Rewards Program: Marriott Rewards

Brand Breakdown:

Marriott Hotels

About: The company’s global flagship brand, offers a travel experience that inspires performance on the road. The brand continues its leadership as the first choice for travelers, owners, and franchisees for over 50 years.

Total Properties: 503

The Ritz-Carlton

About: The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. is a global leader in luxury travel. It manages luxury hotels and resorts, private condominiums, fractional ownership, innovative retail sales, and golf communities featuring exclusive private homes, elegant spas and legendary restaurants.

Total Properties: 89


About: This collection of sophisticated, intimate luxury properties tucked away in exclusive destinations in Milan and Bali exudes Bulgari’s legendary interpretation of contemporary design and cuisine.

Total Properties: 3

JW Marriott

About: As a world-class luxury hotel brand offering a carefully orchestrated guest journey, JW Marriott is focused on only what is truly desired and on details that are never too small to escape notice. It conveys an air simple elegance that is welcoming, comfortable and allows experienced travelers to feel free to be themselves.

Total Properties: 65


About: EDITION was created in partnership with boutique hotel pioneer Ian Schrager to introduce a new brand with as many as 100 hotels that have perfected a highly personal, intimate and rarified experience for each guest.

Total Properties: 4

Autograph Collection Hotels

About: A collection of high-personality, independent hotels, powered by the world-class platforms of Marriott International.

Total Properties: 56

Renaissance Hotels

About: Renaissance Hotels invite guests to “stay interesting” at distinctive hotels offering unique, locally relevant architecture and design, destination restaurants and bars, and off-the-radar travel experiences worldwide.

Total Properties: 153

AC Hotels by Marriott

About: AC Hotels by Marriott is stylish, urban, cosmopolitan and tailor-made for people looking for a new way of understanding, experiencing and feeling the city.

Total Properties: 73

Moxy Hotels

About: Marriott International’s first entry into the economy tier, three-star hospitality segment in Europe. Designed to capture the rapidly emerging millennial traveler, the new brand combines contemporary stylish design, approachable service and, most importantly, an affordable price.

Total Properties: 1 open, 5 additional locations planned


About: As the industry pioneer in the upper-moderate, select-service category, Courtyard continues to redefine business travel by providing a smart, dynamic and focused travel experience to help guests maximize their time on the road.

Total Properties: 967

Springhill Suites

About: With contemporary suites and spa-like design blending substance and style, SpringHill Suites adds a breath of fresh air to the travel experience. This brand is purposefully designed for the rapidly growing segment of lifestyle travelers seeking smart, stylish experiences in the upper-moderate tier.

Total Properties: 313

Fairfield Inn and Suites

About: Fairfield Inn & Suites is focused on building travelers’ confidence in a successful trip by providing a consistent hotel experience. The brand’s evolution as a leader in the moderate tier continues, with flexible and efficient prototype designs and refreshing, vibrant decor.

Total Properties: 715

Residence Inn

About: Residence Inn, the founding leader of the extended-stay category, is designed to help business travelers thrive on long stays.

Total Properties: 653

Towneplace Suites

About: TownePlace Suites delivers an all-suite experience for the do-it-yourself, self-sufficient extended-stay traveler, while offering superior efficiencies and value for franchisees

Total Properties: 231

Marriott Executive Apartments

About: With locations worldwide, Marriott Executive Apartments offers corporate residential accommodations designed to meet the needs of business executives on an overseas assignment of 30 days or more.

Total Properties: 26

Gaylord Hotels

About: From the scenic banks of the Potomac in Washington D.C. to the lively heart of Music City in Nashville, Gaylord Hotels celebrate the heritage of their destinations. Fueled by the brand’s hallmark “Everything in one place” concept, Gaylord Hotels resort vacations blend magnificent settings, luxurious rooms and world-class entertainment.

Total Properties: 5

Delta Hotels**

About: Delta Hotels and Resorts will be a leading player in the hospitality industry that attracts valued owners, passionate employees, and loyal guests. We will exceed expectations.

Total Properties: 38

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  • InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG)

Mission Statement: IHG’s (NASDAQ: IHG) mission is to create Great Hotels Guests Love.

Total Properties: 4,700

Rewards Program: IHG Rewards Club

Brand Breakdown:

InterContinental Hotels & Resorts

About: The world’s first truly international hotel brand, InterContinental Hotels & Resorts is located in more than 60 countries with local insight that comes from over 60 years of experience.

Total Properties: 178

Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts

About: An upscale brand of major urban centres, gateway cities and resort destinations offering business travellers high levels of comfort, service and amenities.

Total Properties: 399

Hotel Indigo

About: Hotel Indigo is known as the industry’s first branded boutique hotel, artfully combining the conveniences and consistencies of a brand hotel with the design cache and service personality of a boutique.

Total Properties: 60

Holiday Inn Hotels & Resorts

About: One of the world’s most recognised hotel brands with a global reputation for service, comfort and value

Total Properties: 1,202

Holiday Inn Express

About: A fresh, clean, uncomplicated hotel choice offering comfort, convenience and good value.

Total Properties: 2,317

Staybridge Suites Hotels

About: An extended stay hotel brand offering comfortable and stylish accommodation.

Total Properties: 202

Candlewood Suites Hotels

About: A clean, uncomplicated extended stay hotel choice offering convenience and good value.

Total Properties: 319

EVEN Hotels

About: EVEN Hotels is aimed at business and leisure travellers who are looking for a wellness experience in a hotel stay at a mainstream price point.

Total Properties: 2

HUALUXE Hotels and Resorts

About: An upscale hotel brand that is designed specially for Chinese travellers

Total Properties: 24

Wyndham Garden in Austin Texas

  • Wyndham

Mission Statement: Wyndham’s (NASDAQ: WYN) mission is to be the global leader in travel accommodations, welcoming their guests to iconic brands and vacation destinations through their signature Count On Me! service.

Total Properties: 7,500

Rewards Program: Wyndham Rewards

Brand Breakdown:

Wyndham Grand Hotels and Resorts

About: Situated in key destinations around the world, each Wyndham Grand Hotel and resort is a one-of-a-kind experience with a compelling local flavor

Total Properties: 24

Wyndham Hotels and Resorts

About: Wyndham Hotels and Resorts is an upscale, full-service brand with properties located in kay vacation and business destinations across the world.

Total Properties: 66

Wyndham Garden Hotels

About: Wyndham Garden hotels are perfectly situated in key business, airport and suburban locations. We offer tasteful, intimate hotels with comfortable guest rooms that offer a wealth of thoughtful amenities.

Total Properties: 66


About: TRYP by Wyndham is a select-service urban hotel brand with over 120 hotels in many of the most cosmopolitan cities across Europe and the Americas like Madrid, Barcelona, Paris, Berlin, Lisbon, Frankfurt, Buenos Aires, New York City, Sao Paulo and Montevideo.

Total Properties: 119

Wingate by Wyndham

About: Wingate by Wyndham gives you all of the tools for success for one simple rate.

Total Properties: 153

Hawthorn Suites

About: With large, spacious rooms and amenities you’ll love, Hawthorn is the perfect place to spend an extended stay. Whether on the road for work or traveling on vacation, you’ll enjoy more ways to stay connected, productive and comfortable at Hawthorn.

Total Properties: 98

Microtel Inn and Suites

About: Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham, the award-winning chain of all newly-constructed, interior corridor hotels, continues to raise the bar in economy lodging.

Total Properties: 327


About: With 845 locations in over 50 countries, Ramada Worldwide offers a welcoming and restorative experience where you can relax and be yourself.

Total Properties: 845

Baymont Inn & Suites

About: Listening to our guests and treating them like neighbors is what we do best.

Total Properties: 349

Days Inn

About: With nearly 1,800 locations worldwide, Days Inn hotels offer great value to leisure and business travelers including free Daybreak Breakfast and free high-speed Internet access.

Total Properties: 1,529

Super 8

About: With nearly 2,000 convenient locations across North America offering free breakfast and free high speed internet access, and over 600 properties through China, Super 8 is one number you can count on for a great night’s rest.

Total Properties: 982

Howard Johnson

About: For value-conscious families looking for familiar and dependable accommodations, Howard Johnson is a nationally recognized lodging chain with a heritage of hospitality

Total Properties: 384


About: Travelodge is a favorite for people who enjoy going on adventures with the entire family.

Total Properties: 375

Knights Inn

About: Located near major highways, Knights Inn hotels offer road travelers on a budget easily accessible and basic overnight accommodations at nearly 400 convenient locations across North America.

Total Properties: 365

Dolce Hotel & Resorts*

About: Dolce Hotels and Resorts is a unique global hospitality company specializing in delivering an exceptional meetings experience by providing the most inspiring, hospitable and thoughtful environments for people to meet and learn.

Total Properties: 23

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**Acquired by Marriott in January of 2015

***Acquired by Wyndham in February of 2015

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